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  • What Are Ice Dams?

    What Are Ice Dams?

    In our last article we discussed how an insufficient or worn out snow retention system (snow guards) can prevent snow from avalanching down your roof creating havoc to your roof and gutters. This article will discuss ice dams and ventilation.  What Are Ice Dams? The number two contributor to gutter damage is ice dams.  Anyone… Read more »

  • Why Do Gutters Fall Down In Snow Storms?

    Why Do Gutters Fall Down In Snow Storms?

    …and how can you prevent it from happening again! The biggest contributor to gutter damage during winter snow storms is avalanching snow.  Even the best gutter system will not be able to withstand the tremendous force created by avalanching snow.  So the trick is to prevent the avalanche! Most people think the ice dams are… Read more »

  • What Causes Ice Dams and Icicles?

    What Causes Ice Dams and Icicles?

    What Are Ice Dams? Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms the roof decking during the winter. This heat, combined with heat from the sun, can melt snow on the roof. Melting snow on the upper roof and in the valleys then runs down… Read more »